set to impress TV judges in final of national singing contest
talented young singer from Brent Knoll is making final preparations
to show off her vocal talent in the final of a national competition
this Saturday (18th January).
Wickens-Sweet, 9, has reached the grand final of the 'Star of
Stage' competition in Wales.
contest is the UK's largest musical theatre competition and Gracie
was picked last year by five top judges who made her the 'top
scorer' in her age group.
will be performing in Saturday's final at The Sherman Theatre
in Cardiff where she will be judged by Connie Fisher, the winner
of Andrew Lloyd Webber's BBC1 Show How Do You Solve a Problem
Like Maria, and David Mahoney of TV's Only Men Aloud
plus other celebrity judges.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It is really exciting. I'm looking
forward to singing in front of my friends and family, who will
be coming along too - it will be a great day!"
singing coach Siobhan Johnson from Burnham added: "Gracie
is an amazing young singer who has an outstanding, fantastically
mature voice. She's such a powerful singer. She's is so incredible
that her voice has even made me cry in lessons!"
she performs she has a natural ability of lighting up a stage
with her incredible talent and presence. She was definitely born
to perform on a stage."
is a complete pleasure and delight to teach and she continually
makes her parents extremely proud of her."
will be a £3,000 prize pool for the winner, including the
opportunity for a headline performance at the Wales Millennium
Centre as part of the Cardiff Music Festival and a recording package
in London and a management deal.
Gracie Wickens-Sweet with her singing coach Siobhan Johnson